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Auto Windscreens recognised for industry leading technician training

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Auto Windscreens recognised for industry leading technician training

Auto Windscreens¿ Training and Development Centre has proved that it is at the forefront of the industry following its approval to deliver the Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) scheme.

Auto Windscreens' Training and Development Centre has proved that it is at the forefront of the industry following itsapproval to deliver the Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) scheme.

In addition to gaining approval to deliver ATA assessment, Auto Windscreens' Training and Development Centre, based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire has also received Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Awards Centre status.

Achieving IMI Awards Centre status now means the national automotive glazing services Company is the only one of its kind in the UK to now offer all three levels of ATA assessment to its own technicians and those outside Auto Windscreens.

IMI Awards Centre status follows the Centre's earlier approval for training and NVQ assessment by the Glass Qualifications Authority (GQA). Auto Windscreens' Training and Development Centre is the only one of its kind in the automotive glazing industry to be approved by the GQA.

Andrew Frounks, Lead External Verifier in Automotive Glazing from IMI Awards, who approved the Centre, said of Auto Windscreens: "Facilities are very good and portray a professional image. The assessments were carried out really well and I highly recommend the Centre and its professionalism for ATA Auto Glazing at all three levels."

Abu-Haris Shafi, Auto Windscreens Managing Director explained: "With the increasing complexity and sophistication of vehicles there has never been a greater need for competent technicians. The approval to deliver the ATA scheme gives us an opportunity to demonstrate to the industry and our customers that our technicians' skills and knowledge are world class."

Auto Windscreens' Training and Development Centre is headed by Chris Bonsall and was established in 1990. It provides industry-recognised training to every automotive glazing technician, regardless of their skills or experience, who joins the company.

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About the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)

The IMI is the professional association for individuals working in the motor industry and is the governing body for the Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) scheme.

About the Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) scheme

ATA is a voluntary assessment programme for technicians working in the motor industry. It has the backing of major vehicle manufacturers and independent service and repair organisations.

About the Glass Qualifications Authority (GQA)

The GQA is the awarding body for NVQs in Automotive Glazing and other glass industry qualifications. They have worked with Auto Windscreens since 1993.

About Auto Windscreens

Established in 1971, Auto Windscreens provides a complete automotive glazing repair and replacement service (windscreens, rear windows and side windows) to private motorists, fleets and the insurance industry.

Auto Windscreens is the only replacement windscreen specialist with its own UK manufacturing operation, producing 250,000 windscreens a year in a dedicated factory in Chesterfield.

With a national network of 120 fitting centres, backed by a fleet of 750 fully equipped mobile fitting units, Auto Windscreens provides a 1 24/7 national service for private and corporate customers every year.

Auto Windscreens is the only automotive glazing repair and replacement company to have the innovative wet weather canopy. Designed in-house, the canopy ensures more mobile jobs can be completed during wet weather.

For further information, please contact:

Anna Melton

PR Manager

Auto Windscreens

Email: amelton@autowindscreens.co.uk

Tel: 01246 223 192

Mob: 07800 628008

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